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  1. 505 votes
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    Thanks for your support of this suggestion and all the great ideas in the comments. We have at least one improvement planned (resizing the dialogs – see link in the description), and we’re looking at some additional improvements.

    If you have specific ideas that aren’t already listed, please add them in a comment.

    Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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    Olivier Travers commented  · 

    Frankly, the whole conditional formatting user experience is a mess. You have to keep cleaning up duplicate rules, the modal window doesn't scale well when you have many rules, the formula editor is hard to work with, we should be able to contain formatting to Tables or Pivot Tables (not just A:A cell selections) etc. This basically needs to be redesigned from the ground up with scalability in mind.

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  2. 38 votes
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    Hi Deepak,

    Thanks for logging this issue. I agree this would be quite useful, especially as Power BI is emerging as a hub for business data.

    This request is slightly different than what PBI Desktop does. PBI Desktop essentially provides a Live Connect essentially deferring the model to the service and limiting the experience to visualizations so it’s not importing data into the report. So there’re two possible outcomes you could be looking for:
    1. Allow users to import data into Excel as query tables, just like one can from an external store like SQL Server or Oracle. This provides fine grained data retrieval.
    2. Create a new PivotTable that summarizes data on PBI service.

    The PBI Publisher addin performs #2. Is that what you’re looking for? Or would you rather have #1 if you had to choose?

    Others coming new to this suggestion, please be sure to add your…

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    Olivier Travers commented  · 

    This would be really useful, as Power BI's Analyze in Excel implementation via odc feels clunky. Also a related idea is to support Dataflows as a source in Excel:
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/36898132-add-power-bi-dataflows-as-a-data-source-in-get

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    Thanks everyone for showing a lot of passion about Dataflows data connector in Excel! We’re evaluating our future investments and your votes help us to prioritize. Please keep voting if you like this idea.

    Guy Hunkin
    Principal Program Manager
    Excel Team

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  5. 347 votes
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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for being able to protect Power Query with a password. This is a good idea, but we don’t think we’ll be able to support this in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Team

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    Hi all,

    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for adding Get Parameter button to Power Query. We do think that this suggestion has merit but we don’t think that we’ll be able to devote time to it in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Thanks,
    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Program Manager

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    Olivier Travers commented  · 

    Licensing-wise, this was announced in April 2018:
    https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/9018823-make-power-pivot-available-in-all-versions-of-exce

    But it looks like you still have to install PowerPivot manually.

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    I’ve modified the title of this request to better reflect the work that we are now planning to do. The original request included multiple features, some of which we now plan to implement while others will not happen anytime soon.

    The work we plan to do is to quit showing tabular objects as if they were multi-dimensional in the PivotTable field list. We’ll stop splitting tables into measure groups and dimensions. We were already handling this correctly for the Excel data model, and we’ll extend that work to also handle external AS databases.

    In addition, when a field is dragged to the Rows area of a PivotTable, we will also stop converting everything to strings. We’ll retain the field’s data type so that we can apply proper sorting and filtering to dates and other non-text fields.

    We will not be switching to sending DAX queries from Excel, because this would…

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    We are working on enabling connectivity from Excel on the web to Power BI. When this work is completed, a PivotTable that is connected to a Power BI dataset will be fully interactive when displayed in Excel on the web. It won’t matter how the PivotTable was created, whether by Analyze in Excel or in some other way. We look forward to implementing and deploying this capability, but I am not yet able to commit to a delivery date.

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    Thanks for supporting this feature. We won’t be able to in the near future, but we understand that it would be a nice improvement. Even though it seems like a straightforward idea, it is quite complex since named ranges can be dynamic, meaning that the range is calculated when the workbook is calculated.

    We’ll continue tracking votes for this suggestion.

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    Thanks to everyone for the votes and discussion about having undo independently in each workbook. Even though this request has been here for a long time, we are listening and we realize that it can be frustrating if you press Undo while you’re in one workbook and it undoes something in another workbook. We’ve been considering the technical challenges to make Undo work “per workbook”, and want to share some details about it with you.

    The undo process relies on the state of all open workbooks being exactly the same after an “undo” as they were before the undone action was taken. One example of how undo “per workbook” is problematic is with linked workbooks. Let’s say you have WorkbookA, with a formula that refers to WorkbookB, such as =SUMIFS. This formula will give the sum of values in WorkbookB in range A1:A10 that have “Yes” in the…

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  13. 619 votes
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    Thank you for taking your time to suggest and vote for allowing interaction with Excel while in Power Query Editor window. We do think that this suggestion has merit but we don’t think that we’ll be able to devote time to it in the near future. We’ll continue tracking votes for it.

    Guy Hunkin
    Excel Team

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